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Neue National gallerie or New National Gallery

Guide to the Neue Nationalgallerie

The New National Gallery (or the Neue Nationalgalerie as it is known locally) is located inside the Kulturforum and it has a large collection of contemporary artwork, focusing mainly on the beginning of the 20th century. The museum was established in 1968 and the main gardens and the building itself are the design of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

The architecture of the building is just as well known as the collection of Surrealism, Expressionism, Bauhaus and Cubism pieces by famous artists like Miró, Kirchner, Newman, Kandinsky, Picasso and Kandinsky. The architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie is very different from all the others in the Kulturforum and this building stands out because of it. Important displays at the gallery include Bert Newman’s incredibly famous ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue’ and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s ‘Potsdamer Platz’.

National GalleryAlong with the Alte Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen and a number of other museums, the Neue Nationalgalerie forms one of the six sections of the German National Gallery. It is also known as one of the most important museums in the world.

The museum is open to public through most times of the year and is even open on Sundays, although they are not open for visitors on Monday. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays they are open from 10 am till 6 pm, on the weekend they open at 11 am and shut at six; and on Thursdays the gallery is open till 10 pm.


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